A A People, A Place: A People, A Place (Vol. 2: The Modern City, 1940-2010) Modern City, 1940-2010 v. 2 (Paperback)Robert W. Sledge (author)
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In 1940, Abilene, Texas was just an overgrown country town of some 25,000 souls. World War II wrought a permanent change through the advent of a major army training camp housing 60,000 troops. Though the base closed at the end of the war, the city soon attracted an air force base that continued to leaven the community.
Over the next seventy years, Abilene grew to be home to nearly 120,000 citizens. Population growth carried with it the need for geographic expansion, infrastructure upgrade, and economic diversification, but also unimaginable cultural change. While the retail operations of the city spread far beyond the bounds of the old business district, a historic preservation initiative changed the deteriorating downtown into a thriving and vibrant cultural center.
Publisher: State House Press
Number of pages: 488
Weight: 648 g
Dimensions: 152 x 152 x 19 mm
"A very thorough and highly readable history of Abilene from 1940 to the present day." -Glenn Dromgoole
"A very thorough and highly readable history of Abilene from 1940 to the present day."--Glen Dromgoole
"This book is a good companion to the first volume."
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